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Ted Hoppe
07-13-2018, 09:27 AM
Trump can hear the crowds and see the balloon...

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/donald-trump-uk-protests-today-london-trump-baby-balloon-2018-07-13-live-updates/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/donald-trump-uk-protests-today-london-trump-baby-balloon-2018-07-13-live-updates/)

https://cdn2.i-scmp.com/sites/default/files/styles/980x551/public/images/methode/2018/07/13/961abaae-8675-11e8-99b0-7de4d17a9c3a_1280x720_163946.JPG?itok=rH4E7_s9

LONDON -- Hordes of demonstrators began to converge in central London on Friday morning, intent on mocking U.S. President Donald Trump (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/protests-in-london-for-donald-trumps-stay-including-baby-trump-balloon/) on his only full day of business with British leaders on what has been dubbed a "working visit" to the United Kingdom. The visual cornerstone of the anti-Trump protests on Friday -- which include several organized marches by varying groups -- is a giant balloon depicting the U.S. leader as an angry, screaming orange baby in a diaper, clutching a cell phone with Twitter on the screen.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who has clashed for months on Twitter with Mr. Trump, had to give the final approval for "Trump baby" to fly. Mr. Trump has acknowledged that he feels unwelcome in the British capital, suggesting it was part of the reason he wasn't spending much time there during his U.K. visit.
"Trump baby (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-baby-balloon-gets-green-light-to-fly-over-london-during-president-trumps-visit/)," as the balloon is known, will be flown high over Parliament Square in London, but Mr. Trump is spending the day miles away from the center of the British capital -- and the protesters -- in meetings with Prime Minster Theresa May and then later with Queen Elizabeth II.
Tens of thousands are expected march through the streets of London to protest the American leader's visit to the U.K., his policies on issues ranging from immigration and race relations to women and climate change.

Flying Orca
07-13-2018, 09:28 AM
That should give the MAGAts something to twit about.

isla
07-13-2018, 09:29 AM
Shouldn't that be 'London's Trump balloon'. Just sayin' BY:D

S.V. Airlie
07-13-2018, 09:33 AM
Shouldn't that be 'London's Trump balloon'. Just sayin' BY:DI sense a little jealousy here isla. Wish ya had one hanging over Trump's golf course in Scotland ain't ya?:D

Ted Hoppe
07-13-2018, 09:36 AM
Shouldn't that be 'London's Trump balloon'. Just sayin' BY:D

How is it going with your homemade 'Scotland's Trump Balloon'?
I hope you enjoy your American cousin during his visit there. |;)

isla
07-13-2018, 10:15 AM
How is it going with your homemade 'Scotland's Trump Balloon'?
I hope you enjoy your American cousin during his visit there. |;)

We had a really good one, but then we had a minor mishap with the remote destruct. Sadly this happened before we could persuade Trump to take a ride. |;)

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BMjA3OTU1Mjg3Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMDk4ODI2._V1_. jpg

Arizona Bay
07-13-2018, 11:47 AM
Looks like German TV news has photos that were not broadcast in the US.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_Ubg7XUAE2WlJ.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_UcAwW0AACWOL.jpg


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh_Ua5QXkAc4DNt.jpg

Canoeyawl
07-13-2018, 11:51 AM
Trumporama (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Trumporama)

"Biggest crowds ever"

LeeG
07-13-2018, 11:52 AM
excellent

Rich Jones
07-13-2018, 11:56 AM
I'm just glad I visited London a month ago and not now...

Jim Bow
07-13-2018, 12:10 PM
Is it true, or did I just make it up, that Trump will be allowed to sit in the Golden Coach, in the mews behind the castle?

birlinn
07-13-2018, 12:21 PM
Is it true, or did I just make it up, that Trump will be allowed to sit in the Golden Coach, in the mews behind the castle?

Fake news.
PS: the mews are behind Buck House, not Windsor Castle.

Arizona Bay
07-14-2018, 11:03 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiGSPHyWsAAPAxv.jpg

skuthorp
07-14-2018, 11:12 PM
The danger is that the hostility will be transferred from Donald the man to the America the country.

Arizona Bay
07-14-2018, 11:22 PM
I don't think all the kidnapped children and their parents, aren't going to bother with the distinction. We're in for some s#it.

Jim Bow
07-14-2018, 11:27 PM
Fake news.
PS: the mews are behind Buck House, not Windsor Castle.From the Royal News wiki.
It is not open to the public. There is a working Royal Mews atWindsor Castle where the Ascot carriages are normally kept, together with vehicles used in Windsor Great Park

I know my messes.

birlinn
07-15-2018, 01:15 AM
Golden Coach is in mews behind Buck House.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-15-2018, 02:34 AM
I hope this does not breach WBF Guidelines. It is a genuine picture.

It shows why the Scots don’t need a balloon:

https://s20.postimg.cc/qib5u23a5/02_D8_EF9_B-8_B90-4795-9_A94-_CC571_FC70359.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

isla
07-15-2018, 03:50 AM
^ Thank you Andrew you made my day |;)

birlinn
07-15-2018, 05:45 AM
He isn't amazingly popular up here....

birlinn
07-15-2018, 05:58 AM
..as witness this, posted by a pal elsewhere:
"There's a newspaper stand in the entrance to our local supermarket. As I walked in on Friday, an elderly lady in front of me took one look at a photo of Trump on the front of one of the papers, pulled a face, hit the photo hard with her walking stick, and carried on in to the supermarket."

birlinn
07-15-2018, 06:08 AM
A final snippet:
the BBC reports that Trump advised May to sue the EU, rather than negotiate.
Yeah, right.
But I suppose it has always been his business plan.

Andrew Craig-Bennett
07-15-2018, 06:26 AM
From one of my favourite MPs, David Lammy:

“The Trump Baby balloon did its job. Forcing the most ardent, small-state right-wingers into the uncomfortable position of calling for the state to censor...a balloon. Snowflakes!”

PeterSibley
07-15-2018, 07:00 AM
A video, Trump in Scotland...............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pbTmXsfiYk